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Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns - only 25 guests

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Extremely low passenger number Great Barrier Reef & Green Island tour (max 25 guests). In fact the only small sail, reef and tropical island experience in Cairns. Swim, snorkel or dive straight off the boat onto an exclusive magnificent GBR site - no crowds .The boat is moored just 1Km off Green Island - a highly protected Marine Park zone . From Cairns, sail to this reef site and Green Island in style on a two-mast schooner and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board. After snorkelling off the boat take a tender transfer to explore the beauty of Green Island, see the rainforest or laze on the white sandy beaches .
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You'll start at
Reef fleet terminal
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaEnter the Reef Fleet Terminal and look for Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom desk. From the side entrance enter and look right. If entering from the entrance facing the sea look straight ahead on the right . Check-in is from 7.15 am at this desk .
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    Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom - Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by Marineland Crocodile Park
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    Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
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    Green Island
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Snorkel or dive at Green Island, a protected Marine National Park
  • Enjoy Australia’s rain forest, white-sand beaches, and Great Barrier Reef
  • Choose to spend more time in the water or to explore on land
  • Receive a snorkeling lesson and in-water assistance from your guide
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Cairns marina to board your deluxe 2-masted schooner for the sail to Green Island, located on the Great Barrier Reef only 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Cairns. The spacious 54-foot (16.5-meter) sailboat is stocked with complimentary tea, coffee, muffins, and fruit for your morning tea. If interested, learn some sailing skills from the crew as you motor-sail to Green Island. Stop at Pinnacle Reef, just off Green Island, for snorkeling or scuba diving at this underwater paradise. Around midday, the crew serves your buffet lunch onboard the boat, then transfers you by dinghy to Green Island. There, have time to enjoy the beach or visit attractions like Marineland Melanesia. After plenty of time at the Great Barrier Reef, sail back to Cairns. Your onboard afternoon tea includes a glass of Australian sparkling wine to top off your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Reef fleet terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Departure Time
7:15 AM
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Sailing cruise to Green Island & the Great Barrier Reef
  • Environment Management Charge and port fees
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch - Large smorgasbord lunch with seafood
  • Morning and Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary glass of wine on the return sail to Cairns
  • Snorkeling tuition, tours and in-water crew assistance if required
  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, marks, flippers, buoyancy vests)
  • Transfers to/from the schooner to Green Island
  • Reef talk by a marine interpreter
  • Fish Feed
  • Entry/Admission - Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom - Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Green Island
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Please note: All divers will be required to complete a medical questionnaire on board prior to diving. Please only book the diving options if you have no medical conditions or taking medication as some conditions/medication preclude you from diving
  • Optional diving - x 1-2 Certified / x 1-2 Intro dives possible on day .10-12m depth .
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 25 people ensures a unique and personalized experience
  • Please note: All divers will be required to complete a medical questionnaire on board prior to diving. Please only book the diving options if you have no medical conditions or taking medication as some conditions/medication preclude you from diving
  • Tour requires you to be stable and mobile enough to move around a moving vessel and to transfer from main vessel onto tender and back
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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WOW!! By far the best tour I’ve done in all 22 countries I’ve been to. If you’re trying to determine what your to do look no more. This cruise is the REAL DEAL! i chose to do the beginners dive(had a few issues w/water getting in my mask but the certified dive instructor was so
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A perfect way to end my trip in Cairns was this trip out to the Reef and Green Island. Some of the crew recognised me as I had cruised with Ocean Freedom a few days before. A lovely relaxing day on the boat and the food was brilliant. Sailing back on the way home was great fun,
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Response from OFreedom, General Manager at Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns - only 25 guests
Responded 4 days ago
A perfect way indeed! How lovely to hear that we could bring out your inner child and that you loved it. Standing at the front of the sail boat and getting splashed are one of our favorite things to do and we are so glad you enjoyed it too! Thank-you for your review and we hope we see you again soon
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The crew, Captain Paul, Chris and Parlyane were awesome! Super friendly, informative and fun! The food was fab and they were quick to meet any needs you had. All snorkel gear was organized and issued smoothly! The sail back was lovely!! Would highly recommend this experience
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Response from OFreedom, General Manager at Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns - only 25 guests
Responded 4 days ago
Great to hear you enjoyed your trip! A yummy meal or snack after snorkel time is an important tick in my book, thanks for the recommendation.
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Fantastic cruise out on the Ocean Free, it’s not as fast as the other huge boats so takes a little longer to get to the reef, but far more enjoyable imo. The breakfast, snorkelling and lunch were fantastic. We then got dropped at Green island to look around before doing another
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Response from OFreedom, General Manager at Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns - only 25 guests
Responded 1 week ago
Sometimes a little choppy weather adds to the adventure of sailing, doesn’t it! Great that you enjoyed your snorkel experience and made the most of our brekky and lunch buffets 😊 Thank you for the recommendation.
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“Wonderful Snorkeling Trip with Ocean Free sailing cruise Cairns to Green Island on Tuesday 07/01/2020” I would like to express my whole hearted thanks to the captain and crew onboard the ocean free who were absolutely fantastic Ben was a professional, friendly, extremely
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By: Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom
2,251 reviews
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sarahpauly23
10
Ocean Freedom LUXURY cruise !!
WOW!! By far the best tour I’ve done in all 22 countries I’ve been to. If you’re trying to determine what your to
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ossiegirls
Melbourne, Australia
5924
What a great day out
We had an awesome day on the Reef with the crew from Ocean Fee. There were 12 guests and thee crew (Paul, Sophie &
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SteffSims
Woy Woy, Australia
72
Relaxing and Chilled Day on the Reef
A perfect way to end my trip in Cairns was this trip out to the Reef and Green Island. Some of the crew recognised
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SteffSims
Woy Woy, Australia
72
Snorkling & Diving the Reef
I had a great day on this boat on Christmas Eve. All the staff were really friendly and the food was amazing. I
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shanonmv
10
Great day!
The crew, Captain Paul, Chris and Parlyane were awesome! Super friendly, informative and fun! The food was fab and
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Gabicusch
10
Barrier reef cruise
Definitely one of the best around , lots of care and preparation into the planning of the daily tour, safety was
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LaurenH9818
Indianapolis, Indiana
2612
Great day on the GBR!!
My husband and I booked this trip mainly because it was a smaller boat. Max 75 people and I am glad we did. My
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kh0ae
10
Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Cruise
We had an amazing day with this crew who looked after all our needs from the minute we stepped on board. The
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ralphyyp
21
Great day out on the reef
Fantastic cruise out on the Ocean Free, it’s not as fast as the other huge boats so takes a little longer to get
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel
43533088
A fantastic day out at the reef.
We had a fantastic day at the reef on board the "Ocean Freedom". We had the loveliest crew ever and the catamaran
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lanacain
Sydney, Australia
53
Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Sailing Cruise Ocean Free
“Wonderful Snorkeling Trip with Ocean Free sailing cruise Cairns to Green Island on Tuesday 07/01/2020” I would
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lanacain
Sydney, Australia
53
Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Sailing Cruise Ocean Free
“Our Wonderful Snorkelling Trip with Ocean Free sailing cruise from Cairns to Green Island on Tuesday 07/01/2020”
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sointoplanning
arizona
30
Great Crew, So-So Experience
The crew was great, but it was far from luxury. They packed us in tight, and the food and drink were Costo-esque.
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patrickoG320CD
10
Awesome snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef
Had an awesome time with 3 friends. A mix of Americans and Australians, none of us had been before. The crew was
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Lilix143
Verviers, Belgium
63
Amazing first dive
Thank you so much to this super friendly company which make my first dive unforgettable! The crew really cares
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